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Llyn Brenig #6

Llyn Brenig and the Clocaenog windfarm, North Wales

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North Wales is home to some impressive and dramatic bodies of water, both natural and man-made, with the Llyn Brenig reservoir in the Denbigh Moors up there with the best of them.

Constructed in the 1970s to manage the flow of water into the river Dee and protect supplies for North Wales and Liverpool in times of drought, Llyn Brenig has become a magnet for water sports, fishing, and hiking.

My wife Liz and I visit here quite regularly on our trips around North Wales, checking out the many and varied locations around the lake's perimeter.

A drive along the dirt roads away from the popular visitors centre one lovely afternoon in midsummer took Liz and I to some rarely seen hidden gems, such as this lakeside overlook hidden from view behind a stand of trees and bushes.

Sheltered from the breeze, the waters here were calm enough to give a reflection of the gorgeous wispy cirrus clouds floating by overhead while the turbines of the newly built Clocaenog wid farm rotated lazily against the horizon.

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Llyn Brenig Timelapse #1

Llyn Brenig Timelapse #2

Llyn Brenig Timelapse #3

Brenig Windfarm 01A

Brenig Windfarm 01B

Brenig Windfarm 01C

Brenig Windfarm 01D

Brenig Windfarm 02

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Filename - llyn brenig 06

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Llyn Brenig, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image was one of hundreds taken to create my Llyn Brenig Timelapse #3 video.